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Interpol at Terminal 5 in New York City (photos, review) |Check It >>

As Interpol began strumming the first lonely chords to “NYC” on Wednesday night, the entire audience in Terminal 5 took a satisfied deep breath. “It’s good to be home,” lead singer Paul Banks told the New York City crowd. “Last one best one.” (more…)

Joe Bonner: Denver musicians, Gov. John Hickenlooper remember the late jazz legend |Check It >>

Denver musicians and Gov. John Hickenlooper remember Joe Bonner, the internationally known jazz pianist who died at the age of 66 on Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Travis Broxton. Piano legend Joe Bonner, who worked with giants from the jazz world on over 40 albums, passed away in Denver on Nov. 20. The coroner reported he died in his sleep from heart disease. He was 66. (more…)

Best Colorado shows this week: Jenny Lewis, Johnny Marr and more |Check It >>

Jenny Lewis, Johnny Marr and more make our picks of best Denver concerts this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb. 4) Leftover Salmon — Nov. 28-29, Boulder Theater (more…)

Creed’s Scott Stapp reveals he’s penniless, nearly homeless in Facebook video |Check It >>

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Thanksgiving Playlist: 10 songs to relax, digest with |Check It >>

We have no scientific evidence to back up our theory that music can help you digest. But after a big Thanksgiving meal, there’s not much that feels better than finding a big comfy recliner and putting on some relaxing, thoughtful tunes and forgetting that you just ate about an entire day’s calories in one meal. So, take a seat, leave that cleaning to someone else and let that tryptophan do its...

Pitbull and the culture of terrible music |Check It >>

Pitbull performs at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com. After a few months outside the periphery of our collective consciousness, Pitbull has returned. On Sunday, he hosted the random pop artist congregation that is the American Music Awards. Yesterday, he released his eighth album, “Globalization,” which already has two...

Denver holiday concerts: Five best rock shows to celebrate the season |Check It >>

Go ahead — put on your nice suit or dress, shine your shoes, run a comb through your hair and head to the next showing of “A Christmas Carol” or a performance of the “Nutcracker.” Gather the family and drop nearly $100 for a Trans-Siberian Orchestra holiday show ticket. Oh, wait, all the Colorado Trans-Siberian Orchestra shows were on Nov. 15-16… (more…)

Watch: Lorde performs “Yellow Flicker Beat” on “The Tonight Show” |Check It >>

Lorde sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to talk about being called Lorde by family and hitting the supermarket. Ella Yelich O’Connor spoke about meeting with Taylor Swift and becoming friends over shakes and burgers, which would explain why she defended her new BFF from Diplo. After a lighthearted conversation, Lorde became a whirlwind of manic dance moves and sultry vocals as she performed...
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Days after posting a 15-minute video on Facebook in which he claimed to be penniless and living in a Holiday Inn, TMZ is reporting that Creed singer Scott Stapp has been placed on psychiatric hold.

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Interpol at Terminal 5 in New York City (photos, review)

Interpol @ Terminal 5

Interpol performs at Terminal 5 in New York City on Nov. 26, 2014. Photos by Joe McCabe, heyreverb.com.

As Interpol began strumming the first lonely chords to “NYC” on Wednesday night, the entire audience in Terminal 5 took a satisfied deep breath.

“It’s good to be home,” lead singer Paul Banks told the New York City crowd. “Last one best one.”

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Joe Bonner: Denver musicians, Gov. John Hickenlooper remember the late jazz legend

Denver musicians and Gov. John Hickenlooper remember Joe Bonner, the internationally known jazz pianist who died at the age of 66 on Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Travis Broxton.

Denver musicians and Gov. John Hickenlooper remember Joe Bonner, the internationally known jazz pianist who died at the age of 66 on Nov. 20. Photo courtesy of Travis Broxton.

Piano legend Joe Bonner, who worked with giants from the jazz world on over 40 albums, passed away in Denver on Nov. 20. The coroner reported he died in his sleep from heart disease. He was 66.

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Thanksgiving Playlist: 10 songs to relax, digest with

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We have no scientific evidence to back up our theory that music can help you digest. But after a big Thanksgiving meal, there’s not much that feels better than finding a big comfy recliner and putting on some relaxing, thoughtful tunes and forgetting that you just ate about an entire day’s calories in one meal.

So, take a seat, leave that cleaning to someone else and let that tryptophan do its job as you enjoy our Thanksgiving playlist.

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KL Tha General: Friends, Denver musicians remember the rapper, victim of deadly bar shooting

Friends are identifying the victim of a deadly bar shooting as Denver rapper Kevie Durham, known as KL Tha General. Photo courtesy of the artist's Facebook Page.

Denver rapper Kevie Durham, known as KL Tha General died Sunday morning after being shot in the chest following a disagreement at a North Federal Boulevard bar. He was 24. His death has been ruled as a homicide. Photo courtesy of the artist’s Facebook Page.

Kevie Durham, aka rapper KL Tha General, could sell a CD to anyone.

“He had a speech that was out of this world,” said his friend and partner Adonis Williams. “He would go up to people and say ‘hey you support music?’ Then he would give this crazy speech that would get anyone to buy what he was into.

“Before he even went downtown he would look at me and go, ‘I’m about to make $40 selling CDs.’ And he would.”

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Pitbull and the culture of terrible music

Pitbull performs at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

Pitbull performs at Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre on June 11, 2013 in Englewood, Colorado. Photo by Seth McConnell, heyreverb.com.

After a few months outside the periphery of our collective consciousness, Pitbull has returned. On Sunday, he hosted the random pop artist congregation that is the American Music Awards. Yesterday, he released his eighth album, “Globalization,” which already has two songs that combined, account for more than 330 million views on YouTube.

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Your Old Droog EP review: He’s not Nas, but his debut is strong

Your Old Droog is sharp, dexterous, mischievous and funny. And based off the strength of his debut EP, he's worth keeping an eye on.

Your Old Droog is sharp, dexterous, mischievous and funny. And based off the strength of his debut EP, he’s worth keeping an eye on.

If you’re a rapper whose first EP sparks rumors that you’re really Nas, good things are ahead.

This isn’t a casual comparison made by a couple people, either — not the type that get thrown around just because two rappers have boobs or a few boy-girl duos make pretty indie rock. When Your Old Droog released the 10-track EP on Soundcloud, hip-hop fans took to every online forum to trade notes not just on the sound of the mystery rapper’s voice, but inflections, phrasing, cultural references and the fact that “droog,” in the nadsat speak of “A Clockwork Orange,” means “friend.”

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Download “Rocks / Rolls” from Strange Americans, exclusively on Steal This Track

Denver's Strange Americans update classic rock.

Denver’s Strange Americans update classic rock.

Rock music is now over 60 years old. It’s been around so long that third generation rockers like Guns N’ Roses are now considered “classic rock.” In short time, this label will be applied to bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and soon enough bands like My Morning Jacket and White Stripes will have to carry the label.

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